Librivox recording of Chapters from my Autobiography by Mark Twain. Read by John Greenman.
Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain) began writing his autobiography long before the 1906 publications of these Chapters from my Autobiography. He originally planned to have his memoirs published only after his death but realized, once he'd passed his 70th year, that a lot of the material might be OK to publish before his departure. These chapters were published in serial form in the North American Review during 1906-1907. While much of the material consists of stories about the people, places and incidents of his long life, there're also several sections from his daughter, which he calls "Susy's biography of me". (Summary by John Greenman)
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November 12, 2015 Subject:
It's John's outstanding narration that makes this account interesting. CHEERS!
February 18, 2008 Subject:
My wife and I spend many hours a week travelling by car. John Greenman's treatment of this never ending chuckle interspersed with belly laughs went a great way to making our (non-productive) times enjoyable.
Thank you John for a wonderful, much appreciated effort.
June 2, 2006 Subject:
tone of voice spot on
i have been enjoying the chapters from Autobiography thoroughly (one per evening over the past 2 weeks)and the vocal performance, including character voices and the undertone of wry bemusement (nothing tougher than doing another comedian's lines), is first-rate. The slight quibble (pronunciation of some German phrases in the text renders them "fast unkenntlich") is perhaps ironically appropriate in view of Twain`s (albeit exaggerated for effect) love-hate affair with the German language :_)